When Wilding Returns by Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes Copyright 2022, Cyberwit
Saffioti-Hughes’ poems wash over you while generating a remarkable presence. Her poems have a spirit about them. The images seem to hover with intensity or a quiet grace and so much more.Amazon USA
When Wilding Returns by Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes
Copyright 2022, Cyberwit
Reviewed by LB Sedlacek
- Publisher : Cyberwit.net (December 22, 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 52 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9395224363
- ISBN-13 : 978-9395224369
- Item Weight : 2.89 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.13 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,491,122 in Books
Poems of sense and place await in this new collection by Saffioti-Hughes. She seems to be able to create a synergy between her lines and her subjects. It is quite refreshing to read and absorb.
Saffioti-Hughes’ poems wash over you while generating a remarkable presence. Her poems have a spirit about them. The images seem to hover with intensity or a quiet grace and so much more.
From the poem “Blue Harley”:
“Headed for Lake Michigan
in my head I hear the waves.
A bar on every other corner
church spires casting shadows
ghosts in an old American Motors town.
Back alley aromas:
pasta sauce, tacos, kimchi, cumin
evoking neighborhood mysteries.”
Poems are mostly written in free verse. Subjects include nature, people and emotions plus others.
Saffioti-Hughes’ style will give you reason to ponder what her poems are saying, the meanings behind them. Many may seem to have a message or something for the reader to contemplate. Poetry with purpose is such a pleasure to read. It gives you something to hang onto long after you’ve finished reading it.
The author uses plain language and vivid imagery within each poem. This enhances each offering enveloping the reader in somewhat of a sensory experience. The poems are organized well within the book, placed carefully to enhance the one before and after.
The poems themselves feel organic with the words pouring off the page as if simply created only for that purpose. It is an original yet fresh way to write poetry.
From the poem “On Being Two Places At Once”:
“He found he could write
of those who die in the desert”
Encountering these poems will give you a knowing as if you are intruding into someone’s deepest secrets or maybe their own personal world so to speak. These poems beckon to be savored, and to be re-read.
If you are seeking a new poetry book to read, start with this one! There is an uncommonness here that makes it stand out.
~LB Sedlacek is the author of “The Blue Eyed Side,” “Night Swim,” “The Poet Next Door,” “Simultaneous Submissions,” “Ghost Policy,” “Words and Bones,” “Swim,” “Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories,” and “The Jackalope Committee & Other Short Stories.”